Algebra Reflection

My idea of algebra has changed very much since the first time. It changed because this is the first time I’ve worked with it and I got a deeper understanding. At First I thought it was only substituting numbers with “x”s and “y”s but now I know it’s more for example algebraic equations and written expressions. We have gone through what I did wrong in class so I can understand it better.

The “border problem” connects with algebra because first we had to make an expression and then make it in algebra and writer a written expression. Then we learned to evaluate the expressions by making X ten and then using the X to solve the expressions.

Some other connections I made are that you use algebra everyday in the real world because algebra is about to finding the unknown. For example if you give your friend one apple one day and the other day two apples then you find the unknown of how many apples your friend gets.


This is the border problem. It’s the first algebraic problem we did.




Noah’s Ark

How does Noah’s ark relate to algebra?

It relates to algebra because you had to find the the missing number of seals to make the decks balance each other that is what algebra is about. At first I thought we didn’t have to use algebra, but now I think. We had to use algebra to visualize our work more clear and to understand it better for example B=3z instead of ‘b equals z z z’. We also had to take many steps to get the answer with algebra.

Here you see the work that Ronan and Sanghun did. They used algebra and units instead of naked numbers.


Here is what Vasudha and her partner made. They used algebra to make it more clear and easier to understand.